Leading provider of OEM audio and entertainment systems to the marine industry selected to outfit boats built by Bryant with latest in premium source units, speakers, amplifiers and accessories
Cypress, Calif. August 9, 2016 – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, announced today that Bryant Boats has selected Clarion as its exclusive supplier of marine-grade audio and entertainment systems beginning with 2017 model year boats.
Bryant Boats joins an impressive roster of premium boat builders committed to offering the industry’s longest-lasting marine-grade audio systems to their customers. The newly awarded business further reaffirms Clarion’s status as the leading provider of OEM marine-grade electronics to boat builders.
“Bryant chose exclusivity with Clarion for many reasons, the biggest of which was Clarion’s unwavering focus on designing products specifically for the marine industry. Whilst many other companies focus on car or home audio, most treat marine as an afterthought. In contrast, Clarion offers an impressive lineup of durable audio systems specifically designed for use on the water, with marine-grade specifications,” said Ben Dorton, President of Bryant Boats. “We plan to broadcast the quality and cutting edge features of Clarion’s audio systems to our customers throughout the world. Our customers identify Clarion as a premium marine-grade audio systems provider and we believe that Clarion is the only system supplier that offers high enough quality and durability suitable for the boats they own. Pairing Clarion’s world-class marine-grade audio systems with our world-class boats was a no brainer.”
Recognized by the industry for their benchmark durability and reliability, every Clarion marine system and accessory endures a battery of character defining tests. By replicating prolonged UV exposure, simulating the humid saltwater environment and rigorously testing for thermal shock to imitate quick changes in temperature, Clarion ensures that its marine line-up can withstand the rigors of the harsh marine environment season after season.
"For decades, Clarion has been a dominant force in marine audio, and today we are proud to offer one of the industry’s largest portfolios of marine-grade audio systems, speakers, amplifiers and accessories," stated Paul S. Lachner, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “Bryant Boats takes great pride in handcrafting each of their vessels from the highest-quality materials, as well as outfitting them with the latest technology. Because of this, they have earned a reputation for quality, durability and performance. As a premium provider of marine audio systems, Clarion too has earned a very similar reputation in the business. We are pleased that Bryant Boats recognizes the value of providing their customers with the best our industry has to offer, and excited to take our business relationship further as their exclusive provider of marine entertainment systems.”
For more information about Clarion’s marine-grade product line, please visit http://www.clarionmarinesystems.com.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co., Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion.com/us.
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About Bryant Boats:
After many years of boat manufacturing experience, Joe & Barbara and Jim & Debbie Bryant started Bryant Boats in 1990 with the simple plan of building a limited number of very high quality family runabouts. Bryant believes that in order to build the highest quality product, you have to take care of your employees and use the very best of American made components to construct the boats. After just a few weeks of production, Bryant was able to produce 6 – 8 boats a week and over the past 21 years we have over 9,000 very satisfied owners. Introduced in the 1995 model year, Bryant developed the wood-free method of construction that has kept our boats ahead of the competition. Wood-free construction, in-gel striping and 100% hand lamination simply adds unsurpassed quality to our boats. Bryant distributes their boats thru about 60 national and international dealers. The Bryants are welcoming the partnership with John and Ben Dorton and family to guide our company into the future. Visit Bryant Boats online at BryantBoatOwners.com.